It's Ok To Dream Charity Event A Big Time Success

Former NY Giants players entertain crowd

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (18 SPORTS) - The 3rd annual It's Ok To Dream Charity basketball event in Horseheads was the biggest year yet. 

A capacity crowd filled Horseheads Middle School on Saturday night and helped benefit the Elmira PBA and local schools. At the end of the night, over $1,200 dollars was raised through the celebrity basketball game and donations. 
Former New York Giants players Tank Daniels and Jay Alford, both Super Bowl winners, were the star attractions in the game. 

Plus, one of the world's best known street ballers 4'5" Justin Thompkins, TNT Dunk King player John Carter, and former Astros prospect Chris Salamida all played to benefit a good cause. Over 2,000 tickets were sold for the event and 18 Sports had the opportunity to serve as the announce team on the night.  

Also of note, Edison Spartan Nate Chorney won the three-point shootout at halftime. While the Elmira teachers beat Horseheads in an exhibition contest at the half as well. 

Event organizers Horseheads native Jeremy Gulich, and Rashad Barksdale, a former NFL player, are looking to make next year's event even bigger. Take a look at some of the action from Saturday night.  


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